31 Amazing Pink Hair Color Ideas Trending Right Now

Pink hair colors

Pink hair is a fashion hair color that blends lighter shades of red on lighter hair. It’s what every millennial girl craves nowadays. This bubblegum color won’t be going anywhere off the pink hair trend list anytime soon!

One important thing you need to consider is the shade of your skin. Tan to dark skins are the luckiest because any shade of this dreamy color looks amazing on them. Women who have lighter complexions tend to look stunning in bright or pastel shades.

The darker your hair is, the more coloring sessions it will take to get to a light pink color. Play with this funky hue or choose from a vast spectrum of pink. A pink’s hint can range from vibrant and bold neon to subtle and muted pastel.

Here are pretty pink hair color ideas for your next salon visit!

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Two-Toned Pink

Two-Toned Pink Hair
Instagram @making.magiq

Go with this charming color that is at the same time peachy and rosy for a soft flirty finish. The combination is breathtaking and goes pretty on fair skin tones. Your hair colorist will use pink hair dye to achieve this combination.

Unicorn Baby Pink

Unicorn Baby Pink Hair
Instagram @vividhaircreations

These dramatic unicorn baby pink rose hues on long waves are to die for! This unicorn hair is perfect on warm skin tones!

Pink Bangs

Pink Bangs
Instagram @ashleighmariehair_

Wanna experiment with pink bangs first before going all out pinky rose? This is a cute and subtle way to try out brighter fashion colors. Plus, it’s also a creative hairstyle that brightens up your face.

Light Pink

Short Pink Hair
Instagram @halohairphilly

Go a full-on light pink for short hair, especially when you have a bob cut like this one! It’s ideal for neutral to cool skin tones. Doesn’t it remind you of Ashley Tisdale’s pink hair?

Lavender Pink

Lavender Pink Hair
Instagram @fameho0ker

This lavender pink color almost looks like a wig. Doesn’t it? I love this fading ombre finish that starts lilac then washes out adorably to her wavy ends. Using the best hair care products is key to achieving this smooth and shiny hair.

Bubblegum Pink Color

Bubblegum Pink Hair
Instagram @riot.colors

Bubblegum pink color is a soft and sweet candy pink hue painted on pre-lightened hair. To keep this vibrancy, it may require more maintenance at home. Another option is to let it fade out to a dusty rose version and still get the best of it.

Pink Magenta with Dark Roots

Pink magenta hair with dark roots
Instagram @kampaamokulma

This magenta pink with dark roots looks more dramatic with soft waves on a mid-length cut. It’s such a flirty and creative way of perfectly coloring your hair! Your natural hair will grow out with ease, blend in the color of the roots, to save you weekly visits to the salon.

Pink Mermaid Hair

Pink Mermaid Hair
Instagram @lestatty_

Pink mermaid hair is a great way to end your boring dark color. Ask your stylist to dye your hair to this unicorn rosy pink shade. This pink blends into a purple ombre on lengthy and layered straight hair.

Dark Pink for Curly Hair

Dark Pink for Curly Hair
Instagram @enigmatic_designs

Rock a dark pink for curly hair by adding pops of delightful purple and coral hues all over. Just make sure to moisturize to keep your pink tinted locks healthy and strong.

Copper Rose Pink

Copper Rose Pink Hair
Instagram @lindamikaelsdotter

The rose pink color and vibrant rose and mocha look amazing when combined. It complements smoothly waved hair and creates a dimensional appearance that’s enhanced beautifully.

Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade Hair
Instagram @cutxcolor

This refreshing, pink lemonade color is a thirst-quenching shade of pink. This super soft and light carnation hue is done on medium length hair that ends in peach tips.

Neon Pink

Neon Pink Hair
Instagram @hairbymandypavia

Neon pink hair isn’t for just anyone. It takes a lot of maintenance to handle this hot pink electrifying color. This gradient pink hairstyle compliments any hair texture and length.

Metallic Rose

Metallic Rose and Pink Hair
Instagram @by_annahairstyle

This is a metallic rose color with a pastel cotton candy pink tone that works if the hair is lightened up properly. This color of pink hair looks amazing on smooth textures to show off that shine, so find the best colorist.

Hot Pink

Hot Pink Hair
Instagram @oxyjennbeauty

This deep hot pink color is one idea for women wanting a mermaid princess vibe. It’s a bright and stunning hue that looks good on any skin color. It takes a lot of patience and effort to achieve this solid rich pink result, but in the end, it’s absolutely worth it.

Lilac Pink

Lilac Pink Hair
Instagram @jeffreyrobert_

A lilac pink tint is a demure hue sought after by millennials right now. It features a combination of metallic and a dusty pink together in one shade. These pink hair ideas can only be achieved on pre-bleached hair.

Watermelon Pink

Watermelon Pink Hair
Instagram @marciedidmyhair

This sweet watermelon pink color is for you if you wanna be cool for the summer. Show off this pretty color with some layers, streaks, and texture for a dimensional result.

Pink Champagne

Pink Champagne Hair
Instagram @mahasoafr

Transform your hair into alluring fuchsia-colored waves like this pink champagne color. Don’t worry if you have short hair as this one works for any hair length and type.

Pink Platinum

Pink Platinum Hair
Instagram @sydneyannlopezhair

This soft pink-platinum color will drop jaws wherever you go. It’s superb texture and movement is enchanting artwork. To pull off this pink color, get the right hair products for upkeep, and contact a trusted colorist.

Soft Pink Hue

Q&A with style creator, Yasmeen Osman
Colorist @ Bradley and Diegel Salon in Boston, MA

How would you describe this?

Faded fashion colors, like this soft pink hue, fade out quicker than other colors. So the right products are essential to helping you maintain your look. Dry shampoo allows you to go longer between washes, keeping your pink color vivid.
Also, ask your colorist to mix you up a colored conditioner. Using that with every wash will help put back a little of the pigment you’re losing with your washes.

To get a vibrant color you’ll need to lift your hair to a fairly light base. However, this can compromise the integrity of your hair.

Styling products and heat protectants keep your pink hair healthy and shiny.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re thinking about dabbling in the pink but are not yet ready to go all out pink, you can always play with pops of color in your light brown or blonde highlight or balayage. Pink is also a good gateway color if you’ve been considering fashion tones in general. Subtle enough to be worn in an office setting, but still a bold statement.

Pinky Rose Gold

Pinky Rose Gold Hair Color
Instagram @ks_bellashair

Q&A with style creator, Katlynn Squyres
Hairstylist @ La Bella’s Hair Salon in De Ridder, LA


How would you describe this?

With the waves mixed with the pinky rose gold color, I picture a beautiful mermaid. While doing a fun color, make sure you have fresh ends. This will tell you whether or not your pink hair is healthy. Use the color line Goldwell for the best results.

What’s your best advice?

Use cold water when washing your hair. Use a viral light pink shampoo and conditioner. The most important key to rocking this color and style is confidence.

Rose Quartz

Q&A with style creator, Felicia Jean
Color Specialist in Williamsburg, VA


How would you describe this?

These rose quartz pink tresses are edgy, yet wearable!

The blended placement makes it soft and gives it a natural feel while the tone is more spunky and vibrant!

The natural hair has pink color blended in at the root.

It can grow out for months and continue to look great, with the option of changing it up a bit with the tone.

The slight diagonal forward haircut is universally flattering to all face shapes!

What’s your best advice?

Keep in mind that to achieve these types of colors, your hair needs to be pre-lightened. A blended balayage is perfect as it keeps it low-maintenance as it continues to grow out.

With fashion colors use a sulfate-free shampoo like Pureology as little as possible. Cool, cold water is best as it keeps the cuticle sealed closed and locks color in.

These practices will give you the most longevity for these semi-permanent colors. Embrace the fade! Be bold, and play with layering different tones in as it fades to your natural shade.

Purple and Pink Galaxy Hair

Pink Galaxy Hair
Instagram @brittni_perry

Q&A with style creator, Brittni Perry
Junior Stylist @ Roffi Salon and Day Spa in Boston, MA


How would you describe this?

This is purple and pink galaxy hair. Its purple and pink dye job would is a fantasy color melt.

Dyed pieces of hair in pink and purple are super trendy.

Pick colors that marry together and blend into a beautiful transitional color.

To style, use a round brush to give it body.

And finish your pink hair off with a little twist to show off more colors.

What’s your best advice?

Cooler, blonde hair is easier to lighten than dark brown colored hair.

Trying this pink color out could be fun and new, but you may not get that ‘Pinterest perfect pastel” on your first try.

Rinse in cool water and use minimal heat.

This will allow you to keep your pink hair colors bright and beautiful.

There is a color of the rainbow for everyone!

Fantasy colors can be worn by women of all ages, and you can rock your pink look in different ways.

Dusty Pink

Dusty Pink Hair Color
Instagram @styleby.louise

Q&A with style creator, Louise Keyvan
Hairdresser @ Salong Skona Hornan in Malmö, Sweden


How would you describe this?

This is the perfect dusty pink. Very often you see a dramatic coloring with an even more dramatic cut. The loveliest thing is that the simple and straight cut makes the color speak for itself. The styling is clean which emphasizes smooth coloring.

What’s your best advice?

If you’re bleaching your hair, use Olaplex to keep it in good condition. It’s a treatment that protects and preserves the texture of your hair.

Use color preservative shampoo and conditioner. Don’t forget to use a hair mask. Book your hair appointments within 8 to 9 weeks to maintain the best results of your dusty pink hair.

Faded Pink Ombre

Pink Ombre
Instagram @jbootybb

Q&A with style creator, Julie Kathryn
Cosmetologist @ Blown 25 in Baltimore, MD


How would you describe this?

This faded pink ombre is a soft pastel ombré.

There’s a fluid transition between the vibrant pink root and platinum pink ends.

For women wanting to color their hair pink, or with a touch of pink, this is definitely a good first option.

What’s your best advice?

Pastels are much more involved than most women realize.

Pink hair dye takes longer to get right with darker hair strands.

If you’re looking for pink hair inspiration, consider an ombre to help you transition.

Ask your stylist about pink extensions before making the change.

Pastel tones have a shorter life-span than other vivid tones, so go deeper than vibrant.

You’ll get more out of your pink color as it fades.

Vivid and pastel colors may not be for pink-haired women that have to wash their hair every day.

Looking for the gateway to the unicorn life?

Pastels are concealable and easier to remove if needed.

Barbie Pink

Q&A with style creator, Cortney Pinion
Hairdresser / Color Specialist / Owner @ Style Haus in Salem, OR


How would you describe this?

This barbie pink hair is also known as millennial pink.

If you have blonde or platinum blonde hair, ask your stylist about adding pastel opal roots first.
Pair your simple hairstyle with a very current or edgy color to create a great dynamic.

The simple cut makes the color pop, and the bright shade shows off the elegance of a classic cut.

What’s your best advice?

This isn’t a low maintenance hair color.

You’ll need to minimize shampooing and only shampoo in cold water.

Use Olaplex treatments week to care for your hair and your hair’s color.

Pink is a universally flattering color.

It looks great on all skin tones and complexions.

Plus, it gives a healthy glow to both warm and cool undertones.

Millennial pink is the new blonde. It’s more intense than pastel pink, but paler than hot pink.

Dark to Bright Pink Ombre

Dark to Bright Pink Ombre
Instagram @codyaroussel

Q&A with style creator, Cody A. Roussel
Hairstylist @ Graffiti Hair Studio in Prairieville, LA


How would you describe this?

This dark to bright pink ombre hairstyle is bold, yet minimal.

The juxtaposition of the bright neon at the base blends to a baby pink.

All while the pastel gives the blunt bob softness.

What’s your best advice?

Embrace your color!

When you choose to do a fashion shade, it can bring out a personality you never knew you had.

Pink shades and purples are much smoother to transition.

These shades usually turn into over-toned blondes and rose golds.

It’s crucial that your stylist has a thorough consultation with you to make sure you are on the same page.

Talk to your hair colorist about routine toning and treatments.

Icy Pink Hair

Icy Pink Hair
Instagram @hairicome_

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Howlett
Bridal Hairstylist @ Hairicome Mobile Hairdressing in Gold Coast, QLD


How would you describe this?

Icy pink hair, like all shades of pink hair color, is so popular right now.

What’s your best advice?

Use dry shampoo, hairspray, and texture powder to lock in the icy pink and preserve your hair.

Pastel Pink

Pastel Pink Hair
Instagram @hairbylindal

Q&A with style creator, Linda Lehto
Hairstylist @ VELVET in Helsinki, Finland


How would you describe this?

This pastel pink is simple and sharp. It’s a perfect option for anyone who would like to try something colorful, but nothing too bright. It’s also fading beautifully from lighter pastel pink hair to blonde again. The greatest thing about this look is the soft light pink tone of the color.

What’s your best advice?

To achieve this pastel color, use pigmented shampoo or conditioner. It will help to maintain the pink tone.

Smokey Pink Strands

Smokey Pink Strands
Instagram @tracy_ellen_beauty

Smokey pink strands and peachy pink locks on naturally black hair look almost like what Kim K would wear.

Cotton Candy Pink

cotton candy pink hair
Instagram @hairbyashleylynds

This cotton candy pink hair with beach waves creates volume and texture. Everything about these color pieces are pretty!

Flamingo Pink

flamingo pink hair color
Instagram @hairtiste

This flamingo pink fashion color is fun and exciting. Enhance the appearance of the tones by styling your locks with waves, too.